Olympics: Berets top off Ralph Lauren uniforms for US team

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The US Olympic team will step out with Gallic-like berets at the opening of the London games, as part of their crisp uniforms designed by Ralph Lauren and introduced to the public Tuesday. Women’s soccer player Heather Mitts and men’s fencing...

Runners prefer specialty boutiques to online shopping: report

(Relaxnews) – More runners prefer to buy their running shoes in running specialty stores than online, according to a report by the Finnish shoe company Karhu announced on Tuesday. The survey polled 725 runners about their shoe purchasing habits. Nearly half (40 percent) of...

Four meditation techniques to try

(Relaxnews) – Meditation shopping? While it may seem strange, it is perhaps the best approach to finding a technique that works for you, at least according to a new study from San Francisco State University’s Institute for Holistic Health Studies. Published on July 7...

Survey finds many Americans nodding off away from bed

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Forty-five percent of Americans fall asleep somewhere other than their bed at least once a week, a survey by a mattress industry group found Tuesday. Men are more likely than women to nod off away from their beds, according to the nationwide survey of 1,000...

‘Long live the king of comedy’

Dolphy, dubbed the country’s “King of Comedy,” whose body of work on stage, movies and television mirrors the history of Philippine entertainment, died on Tuesday night. He was 83. With his lean physique and humble demeanor, Dolphy’s memorable characters, notably as the...

Claudine forever grateful to Star Magic

She may have left the cudgels of ABS-CBN, but actress Claudine Barretto said her heart will always belong to the network’s talent management arm that saw her mature both as a person and an actress. In a taped video message aired on “ASAP 2012” on Sunday, Barretto gave...

Philippines mourns ‘King of Comedy’ Dolphy

(MANILA-AFP) – The Philippines wept Tuesday as the country’s most popular comedian Dolphy succumbed to pulmonary disease after a month in hospital. He was 83. Born Rodolfo Vera Quizon, Dolphy was widely regarded as the country’s “King of Comedy” in a...

Denny’s to open 50 restaurants in China

(Relaxnews) – Following news that Burger King has set its sights firmly on China for the next phase of its international expansion, American diner-style restaurant chain Denny’s has also announced plans to open 50 new locations in southern China over the next 15...

EU wants life-saver tests on cars, motorbikes

(BRUSSELS-AFP) – Bent on saving hundreds of lives lost on Europe’s roads each year due to faulty vehicles and motorbikes, the EU will call for tougher technical tests in proposals to be unveiled Friday. “Five people die on Europe’s roads every day in...

China auto sales up 9.9% in June: industry group

(SHANGHAI-AFP) – China’s auto sales rose 9.9 percent year-on-year in June, an industry group said Wednesday, with growth weakening from May as the world’s biggest car market loses steam. Total vehicles sales for June stood at 1.58 million units, the China...
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